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March 2021

Good Business Pays – improving late payments to get paid sooner

26 March @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm GMT

Introducing the Good Business Pays Movement with FSB and Previse, a fintech start-up focused on helping suppliers get faster payment. Event details The Good Business Pays movement and FSB have joined forces to tackle the curse of late payment. Good Business Pays believes small businesses should have the option of getting an invoice paid, when they need it, ending long payment terms, and helping small businesses to survive and thrive. The movement campaigns for a better, smarter way of doing…

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26 March @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm GMT

Join FSB to hear top tips from a panel including a Surrey Member of Parliament and local experts to help you navigate the path to business recovery as we ease out of lockdown. FSB aim to provide an opportunity for you to hear from a panel of expert guests on the issues of help and support made available to SMEs as they ease their way out of lockdown restrictions. Are Government support packages sufficient? Is the EM3 LEP providing sufficient…

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Financial Support for your Business

30 March @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm BST

As the pandemic continues to present challenges to small businesses across the country, it’s important that we share resources as a business community and provide guidance on how to navigate way through these difficult times. The webinar will cover: Insight into the current business trends, and how businesses can gain confidence during the pandemic. Effective ways to manage cash flow; how to make sure you get paid on time. Advice on how to access finance and manage your assets during…

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Innovate to Survive: How a Management KTP can help

31 March @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm BST

Effective management can transform business performance. Find out how management KTP funding can help your Business. About this Event Have you considered what the new normal will look like? How you can make your business more robust? or How you can use data to make better decisions? In a world post Covid-19 and Brexit, an effective management capability, that can transform business performance, has never been more important. The University of Surrey are holding a free online event to provide…

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April 2021

IR35 and off-payroll working – What is it and how is it changing?

6 April @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm BST

In this 90 minute session Rebecca Seeley Harris, a leading expert on employment status, will take you through the upcoming reforms to off-payroll working (IR35). On 6 April 2021, the off-payroll working rules are changing. The original IR35, the intermediaries legislation, was enacted in 2000 and meant that the limited company contractor had to self-assess whether they were employed or self-employed for tax purposes. If they were considered to be a ‘deemed employee’, they would have to pay tax as…

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What you need to know to rebuild your business resilience

14 April @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am BST

No doubt your own business resilience has been tested to its limits over this last year, and how you’ve fared thus far will have been dependent on a number of key factors and decisions you made along the way. Throughout 2021 that resilience will, unfortunately, be tested further. Your goal is to make sure your business is not in the horrifying percentage of SMEs that will unquestionably fail over the next 12 months. Discover what you need to know to…

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Make it Your Business Spelthorne

16 April @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm BST

A fantastic opportunity to meet inspirational local female entrepreneurs, with a Q and A session to inspire ideas for your own business! Hosted by Kwasi Kwarteng MP and Alison Cork, English interiors expert, entrepreneur, author, and TV presenter. About this Event A fantastic opportunity to meet local female entrepreneurs for the inspiration, ideas and support to start or grow your business from whatever stage you are at, with a rare chance to ask them questions and get honest feedback! This…

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Start-Up Academy – Is it lonely running your business?

19 April @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm BST

Surrey Chamber of Commerce, supported by projective and Greatest Hits Radio, is currently in the process of planning and looking forward to its next Start Up Academy. The Academy will take place once a month and finish with a graduation ceremony. Key areas of business will be covered in depth and there are networking opportunities with your peer group. Is it lonely running your business? Are there some areas you need help with? The Surrey Chambers of Commerce, supported by…

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Surrey Virtual Networking

23 April @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm BST

This virtual networking event aims to continue to provide the opportunity for you to meet and expand your network with other business owners in the Surrey area. The sessions are open to all businesses - both FSB members and non-members are welcome to attend - so please feel free to share with your networks. For the first 15 minutes we will help you iron out any problems with Zoom and connecting, if you need us to, before beginning the networking…

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ESF Military Veterans Skills Support Specification Launch and Partnering Event

28 April @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST

Does your organisation look to offer support to the ‘Armed Forces Community’ – perhaps in supporting skills deployment/development to enhance employability and find civilian jobs? Join EM3 at our online event to find out more information and network with potential project partners. BOOK HERE

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Exploring wellbeing: Why addressing mental health at SMEs is vital. Paid for event

29 April @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am BST

Many of us have heard about the importance of addressing mental health and wellbeing at work, particularly as the Covid-19 pandemic continues. But, what does that really mean in practice for SME business owners and leaders? The majority of the UK working population (three fifths of the private sector) is employed by SMEs, and in 2019 the UK had 5.82 million small businesses. Particularly within a small company, any one individual plays an integral role and has a large impact…

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May 2021

Find Customers with Google Maps

6 May @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm BST

Find Customers with Google Maps with FSB and Google Digital Garage Listing your business on Google Maps provides you with a quick and simple way of attracting and engaging customers locally. Event details We’re pleased to be partnering with Google Digital Garage to provide a free live webinar training.  The Google Digital Garage provides free online and live webinar digital skills training to individuals and businesses in the UK to help people find a job, grow their skills, careers or…

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Post covid recovery for the tourism & hospitality sector

19 May @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am BST

Why should you join this virtual event? To gain tips from experts and peers from the tourism & hospitality sector. Keep up to date with peers from the sector. Discuss the current challenges facing tourism and highlight issues directly affecting your business. What will you learn? Learn from industry experts on the latest thinking, post covid for the tourism sector here in Surrey. Learn about new projects being developed that your business may be able to benefit from. To book…

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The Careers and Apprenticeship Show

20 May @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm BST

Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership is inviting all employers and businesses to futureproof their recruitment by showcasing their career paths to young people at the Virtual Careers and Apprenticeship Show. Participating employers and business will benefit from the opportunity to discuss opportunities with young people in an ‘employer booth’ at the online event on Thursday May 20 2021 which is expected to reach more than 5,000 students as well as many of their parents, providing employers with an unrivalled opportunity…

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How to manage your cash flow after lockdown – SBF Event

24 May @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm BST

Cash flow has always been the lifeblood of any business but how do you manage this as you come out of lockdown. If you were one of the businesses that had to close due to lockdown, restaurants, cafes, bars, hairdressers etc then this will be one hour of your time well spent Subjects to be covered will include - Finance for buying your stock and dealing with trade debtors - Reviewing your supplier terms and contracts - Are you paying…

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June 2021

Preparing to bid within the public sector

2 June @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm BST

This masterclass will be focusing on showcasing how to find opportunities that are small business friendly, within the public sector. To find out more and to book your place CLICK HERE

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‘Mini MBA’ Business Workshop Programme

3 June @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm BST

As a small business owner, do you find it challenging to rise above everyday operations and focus on strategic planning and long-term growth? Imagine if you could have a dedicated and experienced professional advisor and up to 10 business professionals who focus all their energy on resolving a challenge that you alone found hard to overcome; how much more time would you have? The Pro-actions ‘Mini MBA’ business workshop programme is like having your own board of directors; a pool…

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Get started with Digital Advertising with Google Digital Garage

8 June @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm BST

Digital advertising can help your business find new customers online. Join our free, live webinar to learn about search, social and display advertising, and the different ways these channels can support your digital marketing strategy. To book your place CLICK HERE

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